Comparison - Ford Explorer Platinum 2018 - vs - Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ 2019

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Average Price: 
53,940
Updated: 
17 Feb 2018
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Updated: 
02 Jan 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
20.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Blue Jeans Metallic
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Ingot Silver Metallic
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Oxford White
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Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#8E1C26
Shadow Black
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Color: 
SATIN STEEL GREY METALLIC
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BLACK MEET KETTLE MET
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SUMMIT WHITE
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SWITCHBLADE SILVER MET
#ADADAD
PULL ME OVER RED SOLID
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BLUE ME AWAY
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Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Ford Explorer ranked #9 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 68 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo area behind third-row seat
Meaty twin-turbo V6 available
High predicted reliability rating

Cons
Seats aren't as comfy or roomy as some
Thirsty engines
Feels massive to drive

By: 
usnews.com

The Explorer receives only minor changes for 2018, with subtle styling tweaks at the front and rear, an integrated 4G LTE hotspot and revised feature availability.

PROS
Plenty of high-tech features that are easy to use
Optional turbocharged V6 engine delivers plentiful power
Cabin is quiet and comfortable on the highway
Cargo space is generous behind the third row

CONS
Legroom in the third row is subpar
Depending on trim level, feels big and ponderous from behind the wheel

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Ford Explorer has pulled off a graceful transition from clumsy off-roader to genteel family wagon.

Pros
A utility player, in the classic sense
Very good handling
Better fuel economy ratings
Improved infotainment, now with 4G LTE
Lovely Sport tuning

Cons
The EPA’s optimistic with those turbo ratings
Platinum content, platinum prices
Second-row seat needs padding, less tilt
Third-row seat needs more of everything

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Diesel
Fuel Economy Info: 
Urban/Extra Urban/Combined(L/100km) - 9.97/6.62/7.88
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.60L
Torque: 
350ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
324ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
365hp
at 5 500rpm
180hp
at 3 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
no
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Cruise control and Audio control on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
driver assisted parking assist
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
adaptive cruise control
Adjustable pedals
Keyless Ignition
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Front & Rear Airconditioning
Standard Remote keyless entry / lock on all models
Power steering wheel Electric
Leather steering wheel
I/S RVM light sensitive
I/S shunshade w Mirror & cover, illumination

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
192.40in
Width: 
78.90in
74.80in
Height: 
71.00in
72.80in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
8.70in
Front Track: 
67.00in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
67.00in
62.50in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in
112.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.40
Rear Head Room: 
40.60
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
Rear leg room: 
39.50in
Front Hip Room: 
57.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
81.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
21.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4458.00lbs
4671.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Dashtop storage
Dashtop storage with cover

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
hands-free entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Massaging
passenger cooled seat
driver cooled seat
Driver's seat adjust Power, 6 ways
Co-Driver's seat adjust Manual, 4 ways
Front's seat cushion pocket
Front seatback pocket
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Split-folding rear seatback
reclining rear seats
multi-level heating
40/60 split seat on 2nd row seats
Third seat row folding, tumble
Rear seat armrest, center
Handle assist Passager seat, Rear seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Independent Short Long Arms
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
independent five-link rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Heated steering wheel
Front and rear air conditioning
Air filter
Air conditioning system/ Front Automactic, Electric control Rear Air conditioning

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Memory card slot
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Sony premium brand speakers
500 Watts Stereo Output
1 subwoofer(s)
12 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Sony premium brand stero system
Infotainment system 8'' touch screen
7 speaker

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Grille-radiator molding Body color, chrome molding
Headlamps-leveling, manual
Headlamps-automatic ON-OFF
LED high mounted stop lamp
Automatic Front wiper with rain sensor
Rear wiper intermittent, reverse activated
Side window reveal Chrome
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 in
18
Wheels more: 
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Post-collision safety system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear Seatbelt Package
Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning w/Brake Support
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Dual front with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn signal mirrors
Theft deterent, unauthorized entry, Theft alarm
Seat belt warning
Lane departure warning
Forward collision alert
Rear cross traffic alert
Side blind zone alert
Hill Descent control
Hill-Start Assist
Trailer Sway Control
Anti Rolling Protection
Panic Brake Assist
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 600A
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack Crossbars
Running Boards
20" Premium Painted Machined Aluminum Wheels
Splash Guards
License Plate Bracket
Rear Bumper Protector
Wheel Lock Kit
Interior Options: 
2nd Row Bucket Seats w/Power-Assist Fold
Cargo Shade
Smokers Kit w/Element
Deep Tray-Style All-Weather Floor Mats
Rear Cargo Well Protector
DVD Headrests
2nd Row Console

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
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